I Need a Plan


Last we spoke, I was super frustrated with myself for having not run the half marathon this weekend.

Monday morning came, and I snoozed through my alarm again, even more frustrated with myself. WTF, Theodora? Get your act together.

I know that working out in the morning makes me more calm and more focused at work, so I was extra frustrated at myself for not doing that at the beginning of what I knew was going to be another intense week. Knowing that and knowing I didn’t do that made me even more frustrated.

And then I ended up finding some old Junior League photos of myself and wishing I still looked like that ^.

But wishing doesn’t get anything done, right?

Part of why I’m extra busy at work lately basically involves a lot of retooling our social media strategy. It’s a lot of work, but I really enjoy planning and putting together strategies…so being in that mindset, it finally just clicked: I need to plan things to feel like I have them under control.

So I sat down with the ClassPass schedule and my running schedule:

Monday: It was already late in the day, so I decided just to do one of our 365 workouts at work since the lovely Anja was leading it and I knew it’d be a sweatfest. I didn’t have a ton of time, either, and I was trying to not let perfect be the enemy of good.

Tuesday: Uplift at 6:30am

Wednesday: 4 mile run

Thursday: Yoga in the morning

Friday: Run with Nike Run Club — they usually cover about 4-5, so I want to do 1-2 more miles on my own before or after

Saturday: cleaning up a park all day for NYJL

Sunday: Long run — 8 miles

And…I feel better.

What about you? Are you a planner?